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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109744986, Entry date: 02/14/2017


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The commissioning software "SINUMERIK F-IO CONNECT" can be used for the automated initialization of the ET 200SP failsafe module, in combination with SINUMERIK 840D sl.

The PROFIsafe addresses (F-target address) for the SIMATIC F-Modules ET 200S, ET 200eco and ET 200pro are mechanically set via DIL switch, according to the planning specification.

The concept has been modified for the ET 200SP failsafe modules. The F modules are no longer provided with DIL switches. The PROFIsafe address is now stored in the coding element respectively in the memory chip included. The PROFIsafe address is set via the software, that means the address value is written onto the memory chip.

The PROFIsafe addresses for the ET 200SP failsafe modules are assigned directly from STEP 7 safety.

"SINUMERIK F-IO CONNECT" is a commissioning software which has been specifically designed to support the assignment of the PROFIsafe addresses to SIMATIC Module ET 200SP failsafe modules which shall be executed on a SINUMERIK 840D sl.

"SINUMERIK F-IO CONNECT" comprises executable programs for the HMI processor and the PLC processor of the SINUMERIK 840D sl. Both programs are loaded by a USB stick, which is temporarily connected to the SINUMERIK, into the memory of the respective processor and executed.


  • STEP 7
    • STEP 7 V5.5 SP4 or higher
    • F-configuration tool V5.5+SP12 or higher
  • CNC software 4.5
    • CNC software 4.5 SP5
    • Toolbox V04.05.26.00 or higher
  • CNC software 4.7
    • CNC software 4.7 SP2 HF4
    • Toolbox V04.07.23.00 or higher

The commissioning software "SINUMERIK F-IO CONNECT" as well as the related documentation are stored on the CNC software DVD as from SINUMERIK Software Version 4.7 SP4, see 109743216.

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